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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-26-2014, 12:02 AM
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Posted By CButterworth
Black Sheep Best Bitter

I am looking for an all-grain recipe for the Black Sheep Best Bitter.

I thought it was in Graham Wheeler's book of British beer recipes, but I've lost my copy and the Amazon look-inside doesn't...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-02-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By CButterworth
Yeah, that's pretty much what I read in one of my...

Yeah, that's pretty much what I read in one of my beer books. Of course, I want to be sure that my numbers are within the ballpark for bitterness as I'd hate to get the beer into the keg then find...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-02-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By CButterworth
No boil extract for Strong Scottish Ale

I am trying my hand at an extract based Strong Scotch Ale. I got some feedback in a previous thread, but then realized that I cannot do a large enough boil volume.

Somewhere, I read about adding...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-31-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By CButterworth
I have the OG showing as 1.079 and a bitterness...

I have the OG showing as 1.079 and a bitterness of 26.8 IBU's. I may drop the bitterness a touch, but don't want it tasting too sweet.

To ColoHox: we may be related, but only if you were born and...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-30-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By CButterworth
OK for a Strong Scotch Ale?

I am trying my hand at an extract based Strong Scotch Ale. How does this sound? It is scaled for a 5.5 US gallon batch with a 90 minute boil. According to Beersmith, it falls within range of a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By CButterworth
making hop extract/tea

I got a batch of English bitter going last weekend. Besides hops in the boil, the recipe called for post-boil hops. I forgot to add these.

My assumption (but could be wrong) is that post-boil...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-07-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By CButterworth
Wyeast Ringwood

After sampling Badger Ales Fursty Ferret a few days ago in the UK, my wife asked me to try to brew something similar. I think I have correct enough ingredients to make a go of it.

Rather than...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-05-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By CButterworth
An update: I left the beer in the primary at...

An update:

I left the beer in the primary at whatever temp my basement was at. Came back from the UK last Sunday and only looked at the beer on Monday.

I sanitized my Corny and all that. When...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-11-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By CButterworth
temperature for secondary fermentation

I have a Timmy Taylor's Best Bitter clone in primary fermentation. However next Saturday, I go away on vacation for two weeks (sort of an emergency to visit family in the UK).

I know that 8 days...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-23-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By CButterworth
Foamy beer - weird cause discovered

It took me a week or two, but I solved the problem of my foamy Theakston's BB clone.

So, the beer was/is really cloudy, but tastes OK. However, I was having serious issues with the about of head....
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-25-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By CButterworth
Thanks for the replies, I'll leave the keg under...

Thanks for the replies, I'll leave the keg under CO2 pressure.

Funny thing though, I sampled a wee bit, and at first sip I thought that it was pretty insipid. Then I realized that my beer...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-24-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By CButterworth
I suppose, it may not be a stable FG. This is my...

I suppose, it may not be a stable FG. This is my third brew since I began home brewing again (I cannot remember details about my previous brewing - over a decade ago). My more recent brews reached...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-24-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By CButterworth
Sorry, the FG was 1.011 Charlie

Sorry, the FG was 1.011

Charlie
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-24-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By CButterworth
Cloudy/Hazy Bitter

I just kegged a "Theakston" BB clone. It was based on Graham Wheeler's recipe, but using extract. I made a few modifications to bring the bitterness towards what Theakston's BB should be according...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-13-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By CButterworth
What about dry hops in a keg at 54F serving temp?...

What about dry hops in a keg at 54F serving temp? I'd assume that a single cone of something like an East Kent Fuggles would be fine wouldn't it?

Charlie
Forum: General Techniques 01-12-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By CButterworth
Thanks, with regards to fermentation, I was...

Thanks,

with regards to fermentation, I was expecting to begin taking gravity readings after a week fermentation. Once it has settled (or darned close to it), my plan is to bring the fermentor...
Forum: General Techniques 01-12-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By CButterworth
cold crash in primary

I have an extract version of Theakston's Best Bitter in the primary right now, after only 48 hours, fermentation has begun to ease off. I had thought about racking into a secondary, but probably...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-07-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By CButterworth
I have only been using the Johnson controller for...

I have only been using the Johnson controller for around four days, but have found so far:

A. Beer temp preferred (by me) at 54F
B. Controller set to cut-out at 52F
C. Differential set to 3F...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By CButterworth
cara-pils in Theakston Best Bitter recipe?

I am planning the extract version of Theakston's Best Bitter from the British Real Ale book by Graham Wheeler. While, he doesn't specify the addition of any cars-pils, I have read that it does not...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,663
Posted By CButterworth
I may try this too. As for the differential...

I may try this too.

As for the differential setting, according to the instructions for the A419, the differential works differently depending upon whether your controller is set to switch off or...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,663
Posted By CButterworth
I am hoping that I can take a few precautions to...

I am hoping that I can take a few precautions to avoid a build-up of mold, while still keeping my keezer at 54F:

1. Luckily in my part of the US (Denver, CO), relative humidity is relatively low...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-02-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,663
Posted By CButterworth
Johnson Controller temp probe location - keezer

My Johnson A419 arrived today and I want to get it set-up in my DIY keezer.

The desired temp of my beer is around 54F.

The question is how to place the probe to reduce temperature swings of the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-01-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,733
Posted By CButterworth
I got my CO2 filled at Centennial Tap 930...

I got my CO2 filled at Centennial Tap

930 West 41st Avenue Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-6898

www.centennialtap.com

I think it was around $12 to fill a 10lb tank.

Charlie
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-29-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By CButterworth
I have my utility room in basement at between 54...

I have my utility room in basement at between 54 and 56, if I leave the window open a crack, heating vents closed and the utility room door closed.

So far (with my limited experience), I have been...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-29-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By CButterworth
With the picnic taps, I found that tightening the...

With the picnic taps, I found that tightening the screw-on "front" of the tap help prevents leaking. I got mine hand tight and now I don't seem to have any problems with them.

As for the beer...
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